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Event Details

Border Entrepreneurial Challenge 2024

The Border Entrepreneurial Challenge (BEC) 2024 will take place April 19–21, 2024, at the AWC/NAU–Yuma campus in Yuma, Arizona, with participants from Mexico and the United States. The purpose is for interested students, college and university alumni, and entrepreneurs to have the opportunity to work with binational teams to pitch new entrepreneurial ideas or expand their existing entrepreneurial projects to a binational panel of judges.

The BEC will give you the opportunity to present your business ideas to potential investors by interacting with different participants from the border region, listening to experts from different entrepreneurial fields, having guided working sessions with mentors, and competing with your team or entrepreneurial idea to gain the spot on the final presentation.

There will be three tracks in which you may register:

Track 1: Graduate and Undergraduate Students (April 19th online, 20th & 21st in-person).

Track 2: Alumni, Entrepreneurs, Community (April 20-21 in-person).

Track 3: Active Businesses (April 20-21 in-person).

Admissions and Additional Details

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Location Details

Arizona Western College / Online and AC Building


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Contact Information



Yuma Campus



Open to...

  • Everyone
  • Faculty
  • General Public
  • Staff
  • Students